This DIY detangler spray is made with all natural ingredients, and is perfect for brushing through tangled hair.
Those of you that follow me on Instagram know just how long my hair is. I’m not a hair care guru. In fact, I don’t get it trimmed often enough and I have a ton of split ends as we speak. My only real advice for anyone looking to grow their hair out is to avoid damaging hairstyles, use natural products, and get pregnant. No kidding, pregnancy has been the best thing for my hair!
I’ve had long hair most of my life, but it’s been at it’s all-time longest the last few years. During this time I’ve learned a few tricks for keeping it healthy! I have fine, thin hair, so I can’t afford to let it get too tangled, and when it does, I definitely need some product to help me brush through it all.
The thing is – I’m cheap when it comes to beauty products. And I have to be upfront, if you don’t already own the products it takes to make my favorite DIY detangler spray, it gets expensive. But once you have all of the ingredients, it will last you a long time. I’m talking years here, people.
What makes these ingredients so great for your hair?
Coconut milk is great for promoting faster hair growth, but above that it leaves it feeling silky smooth and smelling delicious.
Vegetable Glycerin can make your hair soft and moisturized, BUT it needs to be heavily diluted, especially if you have naturally dry or brittle hair. The ratio in my recipe is more than safe, and it’s just enough to be beneficial.
Vitamin E Oil is great at combating breakage and split ends. It’s a great moisturizer, too!
Hibiscus has been used for hair care for a very long time. I’ve noticed my hair grow slightly faster with this homemade detangler spray, and I always recommend it for postpartum moms, because we usually suffer a little hair loss. In fact, aside from homemade tea, I bought dried hibiscus flowers specifically to make hair care products.
Argan Oil is one of my favorites for hair care. Used in moderation, or diluted (like in my recipe below), argan oil can do wonderful things for your hair. It leaves it feeling silky and refreshed, and it can even repair damaged ends!
Essential Oils (again, dilution is key) can have wonderful effects on the health of your hair. For dry hair I recommend lavender. For oily hair, tea tree oil is preferred. Rosemary is a great choice for any hair type!
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DIY Detangler Spray (Coconut Hibiscus)
Ingredients To Make DIY Detangler Spray:
- 1 tbsp Coconut Milk OR 1 tbsp Conditioner
- 10 drops Essential Oils (Lavender for dry hair, Tea Tree oil for oily hair. I also really like Rosemary)
- 1/2 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
- 3 drops Vitamin E Oil
- 1/4 tsp Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil
- 2 drops Argan Oil
- Distilled Water
- Small Spray Bottle (I love these)
Okay, so honestly some conditioner and water will work just fine if you’re just looking for a simple detangler spray. Everything else is just extra fluff that makes your hair super soft and healthy. If you’re looking for a boost in the health and growth of your hair, I definitely recommend the extra ingredients I added.
When you’re in a pinch, or you don’t have any coconut milk around, you can replace it with your usual conditioner. I’ve made it both ways and they’re both awesome!
How To Make DIY Detangler Spray:
1. Infuse Almond Oil with Hibiscus Flowers
For cold infusions: Add oil and hibiscus flowers to a jar and allow to infuse for at least 6 weeks. For dried hibiscus, I recommend letting them infuse for much longer since they’re so hard and dry. I let mine infuse for 3 months.
For heat infusions: There are a few ways to do this. You can add the oil and hibiscus to a crockpot, a pot on the stove, or in a double boiler. Heat the oil and flowers and simmer for about an hour.
2. Add All Ingredients To Spray Bottle
Add all of the ingredients to the spray bottle except for the water.
3. Fill Up The Rest of The Bottle With Distilled Water and Shake!
If you don’t have distilled water, boil some tap water for at least 5 minutes and allow to cool for a little while. Then add it to the spray bottle and shake, shake, shake! Shake until it’s completely mixed!
4. Spray on Wet Hair Before Brushing
And you’re done! You can use this spray on dry hair, though I prefer to use it while my hair is still wet from a shower. I spray everywhere, giving the ends of my hair a little extra attention. It makes it easier to comb through, it gives my hair a delicious scent, and it’s super nourishing. My hair is always so shiny after using this!
If you have any questions, leave a comment below. If you make my DIY Detangler, I’d love to see! Tag me on in a picture on Instagram!
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